Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal admitted he had been surprised by the way his former assistant Jose Mourinho has become one of the world's top managers, saying he could not have predicted it.
Mourinho was on Van Gaal's coaching team during his first spell in charge of Barcelona, between 1997 and 2000, and the two face each other when United host Chelsea on Sunday.
Since becoming a manager in his own right, Mourinho has won the Champions League with both Porto and Inter Milan and seven league...
Angel Di Maria and Ander Herrera have been passed fit to play for Manchester United against Chelsea on Sunday.
Both midfielders were doubts after being substituted in United's 2-2 draw against West Bromwich Albion on Monday.
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But manager Louis van Gaal has confirmed they are available, while another midfielder, Michael Carrick, will build up his fitness by playing for the club's reserve team at West Ham on Friday evening.
Herrera, who only lasted 45 minutes against Albion, was making his comeback...
LONDON -- Jose Mourinho says Chelsea are going to Manchester United on Sunday to win and "wouldn't accept" a point right now.
Chelsea sit clear at the top of the Premier League by five points, with Louis van Gaal's team trailing the Blues by 10 points after just eight games.
The absence of Loic Remy and uncertainty over Diego Costa have raised speculation over whether the Portuguese coach will repeat the striker-less formation of August 2013, when Chelsea played out a dull 0-0 draw at Old Trafford.